Flavio Montinaro

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The relationship between the number of lymph nodes examined and the outcome in patients with node-negative (N(-)) gastric cancer was studied. We compared N(-) patients to those with nodal involvement (N(+)) to identify clinicopathologic characteristics of N(-) gastric cancer. Finally, we evaluated outcome indicators in this group(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES There is a great deal of controversy regarding the definition, classification, and staging of cardiac adenocarcinoma (CA). Recently, a shift from distal to proximal lesions has been documented in gastric cancer. We have stratified our cases of gastric cancer as CA, distal gastric cancer (DGC), and stump cancer (SC). METHODS(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the prognostic significance of the expression of p53 and Ki-67 in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) using immunocytochemical detection. All consecutive NSCLC cases were selected for study, and, after surgery, a part of each tumor sample was frozen at -20 degrees C and stored for immunocytochemical studies.(More)
AIM The aim of this paper was to verify the effectiveness of omentoplasty, either single or associated to other procedures, in the treatment of permanent fistula of the main bronchi. METHODS The authors report their experience of 10 intrathoracic omentoplasties for pleural cavity from fistula of the main bronchus. In 2 cases a single omentoplasty was(More)
Methods From April 2012 to date, we performed 42 completely thoracoscopic lobectomies (non rib-spreading) with anterior approach to the pulmonary hilum. Clinical stages I were included and T3 or T4 tumors, central tumors, cN1-N2, previous ipsilateral thoracotomy were excluded. Whenever possible, we have obtained a preoperative diagnosis with CT-guided(More)
AIM Infiltration of the superior vena cava (SVC) due to advanced non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) or thymoma can be treated by prosthetic replacement or tangential resection. These two technical procedures and their results are described. METHODS From 1988 to 2002, we performed 37 SVC resections: 21 replacements with polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)(More)